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Stephen Frears Ventures into the Seedy Back Alleyways of Sports Bookies with Lay the Favorite

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Stephen Frears Ventures into the Seedy Back Alleyways of Sports Bookies with Lay the Favorite

In addition to directing some of the most celebrated films of the past 30 years, Stephen Frears has mastered the art of…

Ice-T Leads a Journey Into the Trenches of Hip Hop

Posted Jan 22, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Ice-T Leads a Journey Into the Trenches of Hip Hop

Some three decades after his emergence as a pioneering hip hop artist, Ice-T is once again beefing up his resume as an…

Exploring the Future Normal at New Frontier 2012

Posted Jan 21, 2012, by Eric Hynes

Exploring the Future Normal at New Frontier 2012

When Sundance introduced the first New Frontier program at the Festival in 2007, in a cramped basement space on Main Street in…

Q&A: Amy Berg’s West of Memphis Provides an Ending to 18 Years of Hell

Posted Jan 21, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

Q&A: Amy Berg’s West of Memphis Provides an Ending to 18 Years of Hell

If you think the American justice system is chugging along just fine, West of Memphis will sober you up from that crazy trip in…

Tusi Tamasese Captures his Native Samoa in The Orator

Posted Jan 20, 2012, by Bridgette Bates

Tusi Tamasese Captures his Native Samoa in The Orator

Director Tusi Tamasese will trade in South Pacific sand for Sundance snow when he makes his first trip to the U.S. to screen…

The Kimball Art Center 2.0: Park City’s Cultural Mecca Embarks on a Cutting Edge Design Overha

Posted Jan 20, 2012, by Jon Korn

The Kimball Art Center 2.0: Park City’s Cultural Mecca Embarks on a Cutting Edge Design Overhaul

Attendees of the Sundance Film Festival know Park City’s Kimball Art Center as the home of the Sundance House Presented by HP…

Benh Zeitlin Unleashes his Beasts of the Southern Wild

Posted Jan 20, 2012, by Bridgette Bates

Benh Zeitlin Unleashes his Beasts of the Southern Wild

Six months after Hurricane Katrina, director Benh Zeitlin was crashing on a friend’s floor in New Orleans. The Queens native…

Independent Film is the Theme: Day One Press Conference Kicks Off 2012 Festival

Posted Jan 19, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

Independent Film is the Theme: Day One Press Conference Kicks Off 2012 Festival

Thursday’s opening day press conference opened with nothing less than a reference to an American “government in paralysis” -…

Truth and Consequences: Documentary Filmmakers Who Run the Risk of Legal Retribution

Posted Jan 18, 2012, by Holly Willis

Truth and Consequences: Documentary Filmmakers Who Run the Risk of Legal Retribution

Fredrik Gertten sounds weary. And he should. The documentary filmmaker has spent the last two years dealing with the fallout…

#ArtistsServices: A Digital Bridge Connecting Sundance Institute Filmmakers with Cineastes Worldwide

Posted Jan 18, 2012, by Claiborne Smith

#ArtistServices: A Digital Bridge Connecting Sundance Institute Filmmakers with Cineastes Worldwide

Calvin Lee Reeder’s story isn’t unfamiliar to his fellow filmmakers -- or to anyone with an interest in independent film. His…

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